Monday, September 23, 2019
  1. Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot, hold a family meeting to decide what the group really wants to do and who’s going to do what. Observe Lent for 40 days before Easter, possibly with a study/action/prayer guide or calendar. 2. Focus on relationships with family, friends and other people, and with God, rather that on “stuff.” Spend your...
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Free Video You Can Use (You and Your Congregation)

Editor: This is so good to remember as you prepare the way you observe Mothers' Day this year . . . Mother’s...

Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

  1.  Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what the group...
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Five Kernels of Corn

In early New England, at Thanksgiving time it was customary to place five grains of corn at every plate. This served...

Making ThanksGiving ThanksLiving

As a day that gives voice to our highest ideals, Thanksgiving can be a time to remember with gratitude and humility...